Malvasia Etichetta Blu Collio | Doro Princic

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Bianco
Friuli Venezia Giulia ( IT )
Collio DOC
Malvasia istriana 100%
Enjoy it within 3-4 years.
15% vol.

Production and refinement

Pure Istrian Malvasia, harvested at full ripeness: a grape native to the Mediterranean, present for centuries in Friuli in this particular clone. The vineyards are located in the countryside of Pradis, between Cormons and Capriva del Friuli, and grow on "ponca" soils, draining and rich in minerals.

The grapes are gently pressed, and the free-run juice ferments in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. The wine then rests in steel for about 6 months before being bottled.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

A beautiful bright straw yellow color.

Olfactory examination

Aromatic, on the nose, it expresses ripe and fruity aromas - with hints of citrus, white fruit, peach, apricot -, hints of aromatic herbs, and beautiful iodized nuances.

Taste test

On the palate, it has a good body, it is fresh and elegant, with a persistent finish, closing with very pleasant savory and mineral notes.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Malvasia Etichetta Blu Collio | Doro Princic ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Italy

Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Hectares of vineyards: 12

Doro Princic

Isidoro Princic, affectionately known as Doro, began bottling his first wines in 1952. Self-taught in the small village of Pradis, in the municipality of Cormòns, he was one of the pioneers who believed in Collio wines. Today, it's his son Sandro who continues the family tradition. Supported by the expertise of his wife Grazia, who welcomes visitors to tastings at the winery, Sandro is a reference point in Collio. His wines, renowned for their elegance, come from the 12 hectares of owned land and from grape varieties such as Friulano, Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, and Pinot Bianco.

Doro Princic

The territory boasts gentle slopes kissed by the sun, now considered among the most promising micro-terroirs of the entire denomination. The stratified Eocene marls, locally known as "ponca," with the distinctive soil that characterizes the entire wine production, ensure wines with intense minerality.
Winemaking in the cellar is respectful of the vine and aims to enhance the terroir. Production, limited in terms of quantity, reaches high quality peaks and is based on the principles passed down by Isidoro. Princic's white wines are vinified in steel, without contact with the skins and with maturation on the lees, while the reds generally mature in large 20-hectoliter barrels. Among the whites, the Collio Malvasia DOC "Etichetta Blu" stands out, one of the most representative of the cellar.

Region and territory

An explosion of aromas and flavors that celebrate the unique territory of the region in the glass.

Friuli Venezia Giulia

An explosion of aromas and flavors that celebrate the unique territory of the region in the glass.

Friuli Venezia Giulia

An explosion of aromas and flavors that celebrate the unique territory of the region in the glass.

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Friuli-Venezia Giulia has always been the land of great whites and has achieved extraordinary fame for what some call the "superwhites."

Recently, Friuli Venezia Giulia was the battleground for a community-level dispute with Hungary regarding the right to continue calling the wine produced with the Tocai Friulano grape "Tocai," causing confusion with the well-known Hungarian sweet wine Tokaji. Italy lost the case in 2007, and since 2011 wines produced with Tocai Friulano are respectively called "Friulano" in Friuli Venezia Giulia and "Tai" in Veneto.

The region is divided into a mountainous area to the north, hilly terrain in the pre-Alpine arc, an alluvial plain, and a coastal area.
The northern part of the plain is suitable for the cultivation of white grape varieties, while the southern part is more favorable for black grape varieties.
To the east, in the area bordering Slovenia, the plain extends to the foothills of the Karst: here viticulture is challenging due to the limestone rocks eroded by water, and often it is only possible on terraces supported by retaining walls made of sandstone blocks called "pastini."

Collio

The wines produced in this area are the result of a unique terroir. The Collio Goriziano comprises the northern hilly area of the province of Gorizia, between the Isonzo and Judrio rivers. The area is located near the border with Slovenia, in a territory on both sides of the border, deeply interconnected.

The Collio encompasses approximately 1,500 hectares of vineyards situated on a sequence of hills along the east-west axis (altitude between 60 and 270 meters), which have ample surfaces with excellent exposures, ideal for quality viticulture.

The cultivation of vines in the Collio dates back to Roman times, while the names of the wines that have made the territory famous emerged from the 17th century: Ribolla, Cividino, Refosco, Corvino. Modern viticulture arrived in Collio in the second half of the 19th century. By then, the prevalence of white grape varieties was already marked.

After the Second World War, Collio was separated by the border, giving rise to two wine-producing areas, the Italian Collio and the Brda in the Slovenian part.

The hills, cultivated since Roman times, offer ample surfaces with perfect exposures for excellent viticulture.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

A very fragrant Malvasia, fresh and savory, with a significant alcoholic profile, which requires pairings of equal intensity in terms of aromatic richness.

Matching by contrast

This Malvasia pairs very well with succulent dishes. The alcohol and freshness cleanse the slight richness of the dishes and prepare the palate for the next sip.

Pairs well with

Appetizers based on fish, even raw or smoked, main courses with fish, white meats cooked in stew, fresh cheeses, seasoned first courses.

Matching by concordance

A very fragrant Malvasia, fresh and savory, with a significant alcoholic profile, which requires pairings of equal intensity in terms of aromatic richness.

Matching by contrast

This Malvasia pairs very well with succulent dishes. The alcohol and freshness cleanse the slight richness of the dishes and prepare the palate for the next sip.

Pairs well with

Appetizers based on fish, even raw or smoked, main courses with fish, white meats cooked in stew, fresh cheeses, seasoned first courses.

Pasta with Clams

A medium-bodied dish, fresh and delicate, yet characterized by broad aromas, offering an extremely satisfying combination.

Mushroom Risotto

A dish rich in aromas and flavor, creamy and of medium structure, delicate and elegant. Chanterelles, porcini, button mushrooms, or a mix... the possibilities for an impressive first course are endless!

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